Academic Credentials
  • Ph.D., Environmental Science, Drexel University, 1984
  • M.S., Food Science, Penn State University, 1977
  • B.S., Biology, Kansas State University, 1972
Licenses & Certifications
  • Certified Food Scientist, International Food Science Certification Commission
  • Senior Biomedical Research Service
Academic Appointments
  • Instructor, Food Microbiology Short Course, Pennsylvania State University, 2009-2018
  • Advisory Board member, Department of Food Science, Pennsylvania State University, 2005-2009
Professional Honors
  • (Selected from over 50 awards)
  • FDA Commissioner's Special Citation, Programs to improve safety of food imports, FDA, 2007
  • Elected Fellow, Institute of Food Technologist, 2006
  • Food Processors Award Food Safety Award, International Association for Food Protection, 2006
  • Secretary's Award for Distinguished Service, Leadership counterterrorism programs, 2003
  • Certificate of Recognition, California Department of Health Services, 2001
  • International Honor Award, USDA-Foreign Agricultural Service, 1999
  • Manager of the Year, Philadelphia Federal Executive Board, 1998
  • Excellence in Technology Transfer Award, Federal Laboratory Consortium, 1998
  • Certificate of Appreciation, US-Israel Binational Agriculture Research & Development Fund, 1996
  • Certificate of Appreciation for efforts leading to the adoption of the USDA HACCP/Pathogen Reduction Regulation, 1996
  • Secretary's Award for Superior Service for Predictive Microbiology, USDA, 1994
  • Elected Member, Sigma Xi (National Research Honorary), 1984
  • Elected Member, Environmental Mutagen Society, 1981
  • Elected Member, Gamma Delta Sigma (National Agricultural Honorary), 1976
Professional Affiliations
  • Institute of Food Technologists
  • American Society for Microbiology
  • American Meat Science Association
  • International Association for Food Protection
  • Society for Risk Analysis
  • Council for Agricultural Science and Technology
  • Society for Applied Microbiology (UK)
  • American Chemical Society
  • Food & Drug Law Institute
  • Grocery Manufacturer's Association
  • FDA Alumni Association
  • International Society for Regulatory Toxicology & Pharmacology

Dr. Miller is a Certified Food Scientist who specializes in the assessment, prevention, and management of hazards and health risks in a variety of consumer products, including foods, beverages, bottled water, cosmetics, animal food, dietary supplements, and over-the-counter drugs. He uses his scientific expertise, regulatory knowledge, and hazard analysis insight to advise clients on how to best manage risk in a global supply, manufacturing, and distribution chain and everchanging regulatory landscape.

Dr. Miller counsels clients with practical advice across a wide range of industrial sectors, including agriculture, processing, distribution, warehousing, retail, and hospitality. The scope of his consulting activities include:

  • Safety evaluations and regulatory submissions for new ingredients, foods, and technologies
  • Development and assessment of supply chain and safety management programs
  • Managing regulatory and customer driven inspections
  • Responding to regulatory warning letters and other enforcement actions
  • Advising on emerging public health and regulatory issues
  • Responding to potential contamination, recall, or outbreak situations, including conducting root cause analyses and advising on corrective actions  
  • Conducting due diligence assessments for acquisitions and initial public offerings
  • Serving as an expert for litigation and insurance claim investigations

Dr. Miller's approach draws upon a broad perspective that includes over 18 years of consulting experience plus 30 years with federal food agencies, where he held senior research and executive regulatory positions within both the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). He served at the Food and Drug Administration's Center for Food Safety & Applied Nutrition (FDA-CFSAN), serving as the FDA's Lead Scientist for the National Food Safety Initiative, CFSAN's Lead Scientist for Microbiology and, the Associate Director for the Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (JIFSAN). Dr. Miller was twice certified by peer-review to the Senior Biomedical Research Service, the highest federal scientific rank and served on FDA's Senior Science Council. Previously, Dr. Miller was Research Leader for Microbial Food Safety, directing USDA's largest food safety research laboratory at the Agriculture Research Service's Eastern Regional Research Center (ARS-ERRC). Dr. Miller started his professional career with the USDA Meat and Poultry Inspection Program. 

He received over fifty awards and honors, including election as a Fellow of the Institute of Food Technologists and the Food Safety Award, given by the International Association for Food Protection. He was credentialed and recredentialed as a Certified Food Scientist in 2013, 2018, and 2023. He has published extensively in the area of food protection and lectured on all food producing continents.